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  1. #21
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    I think my main problem with it is that it reads as a very outgoing sort of name. The sort of name people usually choose for themselves.
    I'm introverted and as a kid was shy and I just imagine myself having a name like Pepper or Swan and feeling embarrassed anytime anyone asked me about it.
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  2. #22
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    In the middle, it is fine. I would not use it as a first name.

  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by nat108 View Post
    What exactly is so horrible or tease-worthy about it? I can't think of anything and no one ever gives a good answer. I usually get 'people will call him/her foxy'. Um... since when is calling a person a word that means 'attractive' a bad thing?
    It means more than just attractive though. It means they're sexually appealing. Adults might want to be appealing sexually but it's not exactly the best term for a teen.

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    Fox isn't my style, but I don't think it's horrible. The sexual connotations bother me though. I would use it in the middle spot or simply call him Fox as a nickname.

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    I'll add my vote for it being totally usable. In fact, I think it's got a decent history of use, even if it's never been top 5 material. I don't think it has the same feel as naming your kid Bear or Tiger, because Fox has been a surname forever, and surnames are totally normal as first names these days. My husband was just talking tonight about how people would give us so much flack if we were to name our kid Fox, but I think we'd be just as likely to get crazy looks for the name Martin. Meh. Not everyone will like it, but it's easy to spell, and easily recognizable. I'd say use it if you LOVE it, just don't use it to be different or because you think it's cool... because you'll always feel self conscious about it if those were your motivations.
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    Reminds me of Fawkes the Phoenix from the Harry Potter books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by casilda View Post
    It means more than just attractive though. It means they're sexually appealing. Adults might want to be appealing sexually but it's not exactly the best term for a teen.
    Eh. I don't know if I've ever actually heard someone under the age of 70 use the term "fox" for a sexy man in real life. I think it's about as likely to get used as "catch" or "dish", and I really don't think school children are going to be using it in that way. Kids today find it totally appropriate to just call someone sexy! I think kids are more likely to get teased for names like Peter or Richard, or for having a last name like Johnson, at least if you're in the US!

    I think it's one of those things that adults believe will be a problem (i.e. everyone telling me that my daughter will get called Poison Ivy, when no person under the age of 40 has ever mentioned it), that just isn't in the real world. I could be wrong, I just don't see it as being a likely issue.

    ETA: And the people that will likely be their bosses someday (people our age and slightly younger, scary!) will just think of Fox Mulder :P
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    I like Fox! I think it's something you have to be sure 100 % about before you use it, but I definitly disagree with PP's. It's a nice strong name. I love it as a middle name though. I have it in one of my favorite combos (Dorian Oliver Fox).
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  9. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by tk. View Post
    Eh. I don't know if I've ever actually heard someone under the age of 70 use the term "fox" for a sexy man in real life. I think it's about as likely to get used as "catch" or "dish", and I really don't think school children are going to be using it in that way. Kids today find it totally appropriate to just call someone sexy! I think kids are more likely to get teased for names like Peter or Richard, or for having a last name like Johnson, at least if you're in the US!

    I think it's one of those things that adults believe will be a problem (i.e. everyone telling me that my daughter will get called Poison Ivy, when no person under the age of 40 has ever mentioned it), that just isn't in the real world. I could be wrong, I just don't see it as being a likely issue.

    ETA: And the people that will likely be their bosses someday (people our age and slightly younger, scary!) will just think of Fox Mulder :P
    I've never heard of a child named Peter or Richard get made fun of for their name (that goes for the people with the surname of Johnson as well). Also, X-Files started when I was 7 and ended when I was 16. I know who Fox Mulder is but only associate the name Mulder with him. I don't know anyone my age that ever watched the show so I'm not too sure Fox Mulder will be an association for many people.

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